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I've managed to download a virus, svchost.exe, probably from the Abobe update I just installed. I thought there was a free download from Trend Micro; Sys Clean possibly, but can't locate it on their website. Are there any recommended free downloads to clean and repair my system? Thank you.

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I ran into same problem as yours but i was able to repair it with the help of a registry cleaner software, what's a Repair Svchost.exe? According to Microsoft: it is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries"

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Not necessarily a virus but part of windows OS.

See Here

The download you are thinking about is a free online scan from TrendMicro called Housecall, that's here

Provided your update came from it won't be a virus but do a scan anyway to put your mind at rest.

I also recommend you download the free version of Malwarebytes from here and do a full scan.

Please note NONE of these are intended as a replacement for an installed AV prog.

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Just got it yesterday. it is so so slow, unbelievable. it took me so many hours to update kaspersky and still has not completed. to stop updating took another hour. even dowloading google chrome was too...

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Hi I installed powerexces pack and i removed the virus killer.exe like you guys told me to and smss.exe... i installed kaspersky 2010 but when i reboot it doestn't run and the virus is back plz help me thx

Download, install and run the free version of malwarebytes from here.

It will automatically update during install, make sure you do a full scan.

Remve anything it finds.

Also do a free online scan form here.

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i think its a virus or a worm problem to get rid of this go to my blog and download quickheal two months full verion scan it will clear your problem
dont forget to turn off system restore before installing and upto completing the complete scan of your pc

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after that wait untill about 30 minutes(autorun eater to finish scan)

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virus entries wil come due to use of pen b alert..

ne other prob's do tell me..N plz plz do rate me

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